GNOME 43.beta is now available. It also marks the start of the UI, feature and API freezes (collectively known as The Freeze). String announcement is also in effect now, in advance of the String freeze which starts 27 August. If you’d like to target the GNOME 43 platform, this is the best time to start testing your apps or extensions.
You can use the 43beta branch of the flatpak runtimes, which is now available on Flathub beta.
This release moves WebKitGTK to build against libsoup3, which is now the recommended version to use.
An installer image is also available for testing and porting extensions.
This is meant to be installed in a virtual machine with EFI support (such as the GNOME Boxes version available on Flathub). You can also try to install it on bare metal but be warned that hardware support is very limited.
If you want to compile GNOME 43.beta yourself, you can use the official BuildStream project snapshot:
The list of updated modules and changes is available here:
The source packages are available here:
This is beta quality software. This release is intended for GNOME
developers and beta testers. For more information about GNOME 43,
including the full schedule, please see our wiki page:
GNOME Release Team